The A320neo (new engine option) is an efficiency improvement package which Airbus is offering as an option for the A319, A320 and A321 models of the A320 Family.
• Entry into service will start in Oct. 2015 with the A320neo, to be followed by the A319neo and finally the A321neo.
• Incorporating both Sharklets and new more fuel-efficient engines, the key benefits of the A320neo compared to today’s A320 are:
o 15% reduced fuel burn which is equivalent to 3,600 tones of CO2 savings per year per A320neo;
o two tones additional payload or up to 500 nautical miles/900 kilometers more range;
o significantly reduced noise (15 dB below Chapter 4);
o eight percent lower cash operating costs;
• Offering the latest technology to our customers as it becomes available, the two new engine options are:
o Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G geared turbofan and
o CFM International’s LEAP-X.
Significant environmental improvements
• Annual fuel savings of 15% equate to:
o 1.4 million litres of fuel (the annual consumption of 1,000 mid-size cars);
o 3,600 tonnes of CO2 (the CO2 absorption of 240,000 trees);
• NOx emissions 50% below CAEP/6;
• Aircraft noise up to 15dB below Chapter 4.
A320neo and the competition
• 16% less fuel burn per seat compared to Boeing’s winglet-equipped 737-800;
• Equivalent fuel burn to the Bombardier C-Series (CS300) but with 1,300 nautical miles more range;
• 95 percent airframe spares commonality with the A320 Family which has proven its very high level of reliability (99.7 percent) in over 54 million flights.
ATR, the Green Player
ATR combines the strengths of two leading European aerospace industry companies, EADS and Alenia Aeronautica, with each bringing their respective design, development and production expertise into the company.
ATR has become the benchmark for regional turboprop aircraft. Low weights, along with an advanced aerodynamic design and the choice of state-of-the-art, highly efficient Pratt & Whitney of Canada PW100 series engines keep fuel burn to a minimum. Low fuel consumption associated with high tank capacity ensures excellent range characteristics and the capability to fly multiple sectors without refueling.
At last week's Paris Air Show, ATR announced it has expanded its ISO 14001 certification, concerning businesses’ adherence to environmental standards. The broadening in scope of this certification enables ATR to become the first regional aircraft manufacturer to obtain ISO 14001 certification covering the entire lifecycle of the aircraft.
In addition, ATR concluded 60 new orders and 37 options, adding to the 28 orders and 5 options previously revealed this year. The total value of these orders, including the options, is estimated at $2.8 billion.